Willagee - Suburban Renewal/Redevelopment

It was becoming evident that her time as Premier of WA was nearing its end, and seemed to me, that Carmen Lawrence had a plan which would set about the renewal of Government Housing in an area breeding social problems.  (eg:  Willagee)    Massive demolition occurred and rebuilding of nice brick homes commenced.  “Carmen’s Karma”

When the new Government took office, it had no option but to complete all the houses already under construction.  A new Willagee arose.  There was a major upheaval, particularly for elderly residents – but they soon settled into their lovely, comfortable, new, brick houses.

“Old for New”       Willagee became a new social entity.


Urban Renewal
Pop up Houses (Oil)      © Helene Merriman